Just like magic – the comments to the Pantagraph story are back. Here’s one:
By: Diane Benjamin
The Pantagraph has a story about Beth Whisman stepping down from the Airport Authority Board: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/whisman-resigns-from-airport-board-due-to-job-conflict/article_4a553dc2-2423-58b8-8d44-cdd535b1f6b6.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-2
Besides proving Chris Koos and Normal’s legal team didn’t bother to read the law (or they can’t read), the Pantagraph proved real news isn’t allowed.
This morning there were comments to the story. One credited the Edgar County Watchdogs and me for reporting she needs to resign because her position with the Town of Normal makes here ineligible to serve at the airport.
This is the Edgar County Watchdogs original story posted 4/15/2018: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2018/04/beth-whisman-unqualified-to-serve-as-commissioner-of-bloomington-normal-airport-authority/
How did the airport and Normal know there was a problem with Whisman serving if they didn’t read it?
Anyway, the Pantagraph showed their true colors by shutting off comments to the story and deleting the comments that were there.
Obviously it would be catastrophic is people knew the truth!
One of the Watchdogs (John Kraft) has looked at 6 Airport Authorities around Illinois. He has found people ineligible to serve on FOUR of them.
Beth Whisman is number 304 for the Watchdogs – people who have either left office because of their investigation or people who were prosecuted.
John even found a guy who doesn’t live in the district of the airport board he sits on: http://qctimes.com/news/local/more-questions-arise-over-bohnsack-s-airport-board-role/article_45fea26c-dc1f-5e1c-80f8-91a701254d12.html
The Quad City Times didn’t have a problem crediting the Watchdogs! They allow truth, not the Pantagraph.